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Designs for a new Garda HQ on Military Road near Heuston Station, Dublin. Source: OPW

Serious concerns were raised by Dublin City Council over plans for a new €80 million Garda command and control centre near Heuston Station and the Iri(...)

Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State Catherine Byrne at the announcement  of the  redevelopment of local authority  lands at Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fine Gael ministers Eoghan Murphy and Catherine Byrne have publicly clashed over plans for the State’s first “cost-rental” housing estate in the Dubli(...)

An overhaul of the Dublin Bus network was outlined earlier in July. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Major commuter bus services from Swords, Balbriggan and Dunboyne will be significantly worse off under a €2 billion plan to reform Dublin’s bus routes(...)

Burning issue: an oil rig operating for Providence Resources in Barryroe, off Co Cork. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke/Providence Resources/PA Wire

There was much talk in Dáil Éireann this week of divestment from public funds invested in fossil fuels and of banning oil and gas exploration, as poli(...)

It is possible ‘to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy’ while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has said.

It is possible “to keep the lights on with 100 per recent renewable energy” while causing minimal disruption to lifestyles, a UK energy expert has sai(...)

The rollout of cheaper renewable energy derived from wind and solar panels could be obstructed by Ireland’s use of gas, the OCI has predicted. File photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Ireland will not meet its obligations on countering global warming if it continues a flawed strategy of relying on gas as an energy source, according (...)

Bríd Smith the appointment of Drew Harris is like sticking a knife in the backs of some relatives of victims of violence in the North.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has rejected a call for the appointment of new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to be delayed until he addressed t(...)

 At the Traveller cross-party Oireachtas group were (from left) Oein de Bhairdiún; Sindy Joyce; Thomas McCann; Jan O’Sullivan TD; and Senator Colette Kelleher. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Members of the Traveller community called for reparations, a State apology and the banning of the word “knacker” at an event in Dublin on Tuesday. T(...)

Members of the Connors family Ann,  Michael, son Tommy (11) and daughters Alicia (6) and Chelsea (16) look on as the site is cleared by council staff and contractors. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Traveller family say their home and many of their belongings have been destroyed by Dublin City Council without their consent. Ann and Michael Conn(...)

Lucia O’Farrell, mother of Shane O’Farrell (second from right),  appealing for an inquiry into the circumstances leading up to her son’s death.  Photograph: Mark Hilliard / The Irish Times

The family of a hit-and-run victim killed by a man they say should have been in prison at the time has attracted widespread political support for a pu(...)

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